Forty-sixth week of 2018 edition!
This is a Crow’s eye view of the posts that caught my attention this week. Typically, they’ll be posts that celebrate some aspect of anime, like strong characters, moments of beauty, or amazing worlds.
There are only two rules:
- I have to find the site to read it. I publish a list of the sites I review every week, so please do look for your site! If you don’t see it, I’d love for you to mention your site in the comments so I can add it to the list!
- Your post had to have been published during the last seven days (or so)
Remember, you can find a list of the sites I check every week here.
There’re a lot of good posts in the anime blogsphere. I hope this article helps you find some of them!
You know that I’m collaborating with Irina from I Drink and Watch Anime to review Zombieland Saga this season. You can see our review of episode 6 here! I’m a firm believer in the idea that a rising tide lifts all boats, so I’m happy to highlight a review from another site, AngryAnimeBitches, that gets this series. I’ve highlighted one of their Zombieland Saga reviews before, back in Other Posts to Crow About 2018 Week 41 Edition. Episode 7 showed some major character developments, like… Well, if I gave it away, you might not feel like reading this review from AngryAnimeBitches’ blog. And that’d be a shame, because it’s fun to read!
You might recall that in some of my posts, I talk about how demagogues dehumanize hypothetical enemies to consolidate their power base — like in my review of Black Bullet Episode 10. It’s a degrading and reprehensible practice. But there’s good news: the opposite can happen, too. Clever writers can humanize subjects to make them more understandable and approachable — like the Fleet Girls in KanColle: Kantai Collection. Of course, that raises a question: is it a good idea to cast terrible historical events like the battles in World War II with beautiful young women? The answer from this article in Beneath the Tangles might surprise you! I’ll give you a hint: It features a quote from one of my favorite authors, G. K. Chesterton. If that’s not a seal of quality, I don’t know what is!
By some cosmic coincidence, I just started rewatching Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon last week. The characters were calling me back to revisit them, and to be honest, a couple of them seem really apologetic about how the anime presented the plot (at least, that’s how they seemed in my imagination!). If you want to read a post about what I’m talking about — about why you should or maybe should not watch Anti-Magic Academy — I’ve got the perfect article for you from Edgy Anime Teen. I’m glad I read it just as I’m starting my re-watch. It’s going to make the experience more interesting!
Dang it! I don’t like to feature the same site in two consecutive Other Posts to Crow About because I don’t want to give the appearance of playing favorites! But then KAWAIIPAPERPANDAS just had to go and post another amazing list that I couldn’t ignore. First, it picked up on the US Veteran’s Day observation. As a computer security professional, I’ve worked for a number of amazing veterans, so any post like this one is going to attract my attention and respect. Almost as good? The list includes one of my favorite series of all time, Gate. Among others. Many others. Like, a LOT of others. I hope you enjoy this list as much as I did!
I’ve made the case on this blog that I think Goblin Slayer is realistic. It’s one of the things I like about the series! But you know what? I’ve never asked or answered the question, “From what perspective is it realistic?” What does realism even mean in this context Marshmellow Pastel tackles that question head on, and it stands as a viable challenge to my position. I enjoy highlighting views that are dramatically different from mine when they are well presented and thought-provoking — which is a good way to describe this article!